Carry My Love

from by Zia Hassan

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One of my friends has a cousin who was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Her cancer treatment was successful, but left her unable to bear children. She had chosen to preserve her eggs, and her older sister agreed to carry the child for her. In a few short months, she'll graduate from college, get married, and start a family. My friend asked me if I'd write a song for her cousin, and the story was so inspiring that "Carry My Love" came pouring out of me onto paper.

Of course, "carry" refers to surrogate mother's generosity in delivering the baby. But it's also about a family that's there for each other, that carries each other through hard times.

It's a reminder that the secret to overcoming most obstalces is a healthy balance of love, compassion, and generosity. I hope you enjoy it. Click the Share button if you do!

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lyrics

We made it to high ground
I brought you here with me
and you came like a war torn soldier

I said it's hard to see the beauty
when it's covered by these thorns
but then you had to understand
there are roses in my hand

and it's a mother's love
I wanna know
like a gardener in the summer
just waiting for things to grow

and I fought for my life so I could give her one
and I'd lay it down again if I ever had to, so understand
no matter which ship brings you onto the shore
my arms are you gonna be your harbor
she's in my blood
and now you carry my love

it's a short hard road
and she's standing at the end
wedding bells, a college degree, and a family

so many sleepless nights
so many days of pain
but then you had to understand
there's sunlight after rain

and it's a young girl's smile
that I can't deny
and I don't know how we're gonna get there
but there's a million ways to try

and I fought for your world so you could live in it
and I'd lay it down again if I ever had to, so understand that
no matter which ship brings you onto the shore
my arms are you gonna be your harbor
she's in my blood
and now you carry my love

this life can bring plenty of surprises
I know this much is true
you could take away all my possessions if
I'd be left with you

and I fought for my life just to give her one
and I'd lay it down again if I ever had to, so understand
no matter which ship brings you onto the shore
my arms are you gonna be your harbor
she's in my blood
and she carries my love

credits

from Grow Slow, track released April 21, 2010
Zia Hassan, Mariam Mutafian

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